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Pare (Hat)

Pre 1956

Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira

Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira

Pare. Hat. Made from rauara (pandanus leaf) and woven out in twill. Commencement is from the top of the crown. The body of the crown consists of multiple strips of woven rauara, hand-sewn together, using cotton thread. The crown is hand-sewn to the taupare (rim). The taupare consists of multiple strips of woven rauara, machine-sewn together, using cotton thread. The taupare is decorated with five flowers, five semi-circular shapes, and ara vivi (chain), all made of rauara. The taupara has a vana (scalloped edge). Natural golden brown in colour.

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